Stuff Matters

Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-made World
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Audio (6.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100089294
Released: Feb 02, 2015
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ISBN: #9781494524449
Narrator/s: Michael Page
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. From the teacup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, our lives are overflowing with materials. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way.

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Author(s): Mark Miodownik
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Jul 29, 2014

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Stuff Matters
Product Number: BX00037151
Product Number:DD14243
Product Number:Z100089294

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Author(s): Mark Miodownik
Narrator(s): Michael Page
Genre: Science
Product Number DD14243
Released: Jul 29, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494504441
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Author(s): Mark Miodownik
Genre: Science, History
Product Number EB00055262
Released: May 27, 2014
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Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: #9780544237049

Professional reviews

"MiodownikÕs charming and personal introduction to materials science is a great place to learn about a scientific discipline that is gaining importance in our changing world. Michael PageÕs clear English accent meshes perfectly with the London authorÕs anecdotes of home and abroad. Miodownik describes the structural qualities of steel, concrete, chocolate, porcelain, and graphite, among others, teaching listeners a new way of thinking. PageÕs presentation is always easy to follow, and heÕs not intimidated by the occasional foray into technical topics like chemistry or quantum mechanics. Some listeners may be skeptical about another audiobook about ordinary things, but Miodownik and Page will swiftly win them over. F.C. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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